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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at San Francisco Civic Auditorium on 1983-12-28 (December 28, 1983)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: December 28, 1983 (check for other copies)
Venue: San Francisco Civic Auditorium
Location: San Francisco, CA

Source: SBD>MC>C>DAT>CDR
Keywords: Live concert


Description

Feel Like A Stranger, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Loser, Minglewood Blues, Bird Song China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Notes

SBD>MC>C>DAT>CDR; via Paul B; Seeded to etree by Ernie Dodd

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Average Rating: 4.40 out of 5 stars4.40 out of 5 stars4.40 out of 5 stars4.40 out of 5 stars4.40 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: jjg4762 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 29, 2013
Subject: Great Video
Just came across a video of this show my oh my oh my its amazing link to 27th link to 28th also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHYB0HD_ouk&feature=c4-overview&list=UUorauauam2xqXpdtomXtPmQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeGwfwJtu6w

Reviewer: parabuilding - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 4, 2013
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Reviewer: n2thelite - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - May 12, 2012
Subject: *****
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Reviewer: FrankFoster - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 27, 2010
Subject: Weir's Guitar in 83
I had been looking for this show recently since only having a few recorded songs from the Dead Head hour way back in the late eighties. It is very unique to be able to hear Weir the way that you do in this 1st set. Stranger will give you a real good insight to the things that he would do during jams. It is good stuff. It sounds like Weir only used the wammy bar in 83, wish it would have been for longer.

A great Stranger, Dire Wolf, PITB and TO1. Good show, which gets a ratings boost for wammy bar usage. 83 is a little overlooked, but there are some real gems here for sure.

Reviewer: ProfIguanaDeadZoneDJ - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - December 21, 2009
Subject: two distinct mixes
Ever wonder what Weir sounds like? Ok, so maybe that's a silly question, but truth is that of all members in the band, Weir is the one you often have to make an effort to hear, because he gets lost in the mix. That's certainly not the case in the first set of this show, where he comes through loud and clear. If you doubt the rarity of that mix, just listen to the second set, where Weir once more humbly fades into the background. Of course, this allows for a brilliant musical 'conversation' between Brent, Jerry, and Phil during the Playin' jam.

Reviewer: Dan Chapman - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 30, 2005
Subject: tears to my eyes
o.k. YES, a (fairly grown) 35 year old man getting a bit weepy; a rather emotional experience just now listening to Stella.at the age of 14- after following around a car filled with slightly older deadheads/hippies in the parking lot during lunch at New Cannan High School, cuz i knew what they were doing and wanted to,too,they spun around drove up to me and said "why ya'followin'us kid?" i mutter that i wanted to cop a lil'herb and they just about dragged me through the window and said "we'll get ya'high!" They did (including a drive down town to the Mobile station);got back to school where they led me into the smoking lounge and a few boys and girls were noodling around a small boombox in the corner. I joined the noodle and felt really really good...the answer to who was playing on the box Was The Grateful Dead.
Soon after, my collection of bootlegs had a few sets from this New Years Run. They were my first prized SBDs. These ,a dozen others, and the 2nd set of greek 7.13.84 <--it was THAT Stella and ones like the one here that just ALWAYS grab my heart and soul. Garcia's full emotional touch and feel - it's like Jodie Foster's character trying to explain what was up when she got back from the flip side (outer space) in the movie "Contact". I am just plain grateful to be a deadhead. And trying to stream this board and record it onto my mother's stand alone CD burner, (fuck off weir) (LOL),has brought back a few old memories of my first recordings. This would NOT be a prized SBD for me today-though good-it 's mix is a lil'uneasy and a bit over saturated to play extremely loud . If you are a Brent Mydland freak (as I tend to be) you will love this recording because Brent's audio is way WAY in front of the mix.

Reviewer: Mr Bendo - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 22, 2005
Subject: Banjo Jerry
I remebr this show vividly. Laryy and I ahd gone the night before and saw a fun and solid if not spectacular show. We enojed the first set but were looking for a little magic. We got it when they opened the second set with China Cat Sunflower. The guitar solo it is incredible and different from any I China Cats I have ever heard (I have heard many but not all of course.) In the middle of it there is an undeniable banjo twang that makes this a must have. At the time, we were so floored that we didn't notice how short the set really was. After the Baby Blue, we walked out completely satisfied with a splendid show. An extra song would make this a 5 star for me!

Reviewer: Groves - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 11, 2005
Subject: Don't overlook this one
One of the best ten of the early '80's that I've heard (and I'm a fan of that era.) Great Stranger with Jerry/Bob back and forth, sick second set from China Rider all the way through Stella. Great Playin', similar to Red Rocks 9/6/83 (another great show).

Reviewer: MarkStar - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 14, 2005
Subject: Smokin'!
This show rips very hard. 1983 is an incredibly underrated year. Yeah, hit and miss, but the hits in this one are mind blowing. The Stella is liquidy, as is most everything else. This is definitely one of the best of '83. I wasn't able go to sleep after listening to this. The Minglewood rips it up, as does the Loser. Everything is just played very well. Good stuff.

{For the best listen of this show, get the audience copy, this SBD, while clean, isn't the best mix in the world. Judge this show by the FOB version.}

Reviewer: thechaps57 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 22, 2005
Subject: My First Show!
Unfortunately, I cannot boast of seeing the classic shows of the late '60s and early '70s. No, my Greatful Dead experience began on December 28, 1983. While certainly not a classic, this show does have a fantastic "Loser". And I would have to say that any show with a "Dire Wolf", "Bird Song", "China Cat > Rider" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" would serve as a pretty auspicious indoctrination into the mystery of Dead shows. I saw some pretty great shows at the Greek Theater, Frost Ampitheater, Henry J. Kaiser and the Berkeley Community Theater after this show, but this will always be special to me.

We sat in the first row of the balcony (dead center) for the 2nd set. I still recall the encore vividly. We were already winding down, but when the band started into "Baby Blue", we packed another bowl and got swept away.

Probably just a 3 star show, but I've added a star for sentimentality.